We have travelled further south into Nubia, to Abu Simbel, a site which is 45km from the Sudanese border. (Yes I thought of nipping over the border to see the ‘other’ pyramids but the paperwork would have been horrendous so it was basically a no) 796 more words
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In an upper Egyptian city named Qena there are some stories here and there about and old big snake that lives in one of the old mountains, based on the stories that were told it is huge and looks creepy somehow, but it never harmed anyone, people say that it has something weird around it’s neck that it somehow looked like feathers. 78 more words
The Egyptian goddesses Sekhmet and Bastet (left and right respectively) are having a little spar together. Don’t worry, it’s the friendly kind.
Obviously I hatched the idea after watching a clip from The Mummy Returns, which has the two leading Egyptian ladies prize-fighting for the Pharaoh’s entertainment. 148 more words
Forty-two rock-cut tombs and a shrine decorated with a winged sun disc have been found along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. The discovery of this necropolis, the burial ground of men, women and children, proves that Gebel el-Silsila in Upper Egypt was not just a quarry site for the kingdom’s temples and tombs; it was also a bustling population center, according to the archaeological team that discovered the structures. 762 more words